"This, then is our desert:
to live facing despair,
but not to consent.
To trample it down under hope in the Cross.
To wage war against despair unceasingly.
That war is our wilderness.
If we wage it courageously,
we will find Christ at our side.
If we cannot face it,
we will never find him."
Thursday, 14 January 2010
More heavy snow here over the last few days, and now thick fog and a steady thaw.
I could make some heavy-handed analogy with the process of discernment over our future, and the inability of many of us at the moment to see very far ahead, but I'll refrain!
Instead, here's some music appropriate for a day like this; the first of Shostakovich's Preludes & Fugues. It always reminds me of walking foggy Oxford streets as an undergraduate in the Hilary term. Perhaps that's when I first heard it.... hmmm